This is an excellent article discussing the "G-Unit stack": Go, GraphQL and gRPC. Iheanyi Ekechukwu explains how to use the combination of these technologies to build service-oriented architectures with an API gateway layer (which uses GraphQL). A short but very informative and inspirational read!
The final conference schedule for GraphQL Europe has been published. Prepare yourself for awesome talks by speakers like Mike Solomon (Twitter), Johannes Schickling (Prisma), Daniel Woelfel (Facebook), Tyler Martinez (Docker), Leanne Shapton (Shopify), Sasha Solomon (Medium), Peggy Rayzis (Apollo), GraphQL creators Nick Schrock and Lee Byron and many, many more! Get 20% off your ticket with this promo code:
Probably the biggest GraphQL news this week was that Prisma (formerly known as Graphcool) has raised a seed round of $4,5M that will help them pursue their mission of "building the data layer for modern applications". What an exciting time for GraphQL! (You can also read about the investment on TechChrunch here).
Tools & Open Source
If you're using Prisma as your data access layer to connect your API server to your database, you might wonder how to properly implement several authentication features like signup, login, email confirmations, user invites, changing/resetting passwords. This library, written by Kees Kluskens, takes an opinionated approach for authentication and provides lots of utility functions you probably want to have in your app. Definitely check it out if you're building GraphQL servers with Prisma.